S C R A P Y A R D
ADRIANO VITERBINI + REED TURCHI
SCRAPYARD is an international collaboration between Adriano Viterbini (Rome) and Reed Turchi (Memphis). They will be touring in the US for the first time in October 2015, coinciding with the US release of their collaborative album (Scrapyard), as well as Viterbini's new solo album, Film(o)Sound. They spent early 2015 touring extensively in Europe, when the album was released there.
Viterbini is endorsed by Gibson Guitars, Supro Amps, and D'addario Strings, and is widely heralded as one of Europe's finest guitarists, also performing with his rock band BSBE, and North African Nonesuch recording artist Bombino. Turchi has received wide acclaim for his previous blues-rock trio (TURCHI), and is currently finishing his debut solo album, featuring Art Edmaiston (Gregg Allman Band), Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube (JJ Grey and Mofro/Greyhounds), and legendary Memphis musician Paul Taylor (Amy Lavere, Eric Gales, etc).
Influenced by the nomadic music of the Saharan desert (Tinariwen, Bombino, Terakaft), North Mississippi Blues (RL Burnside, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Junior Kimbrough), and specifically slide-guitar based innovators of international roots collaboration (Ry Cooder, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt), the SCRAPYARD performances are intense, intimate, and largely improvisational, utilizing their strengths not just as guitarists and singers, but as a dynamic duo listening, reacting, and pushing each other.
Press for SCRAPYARD
"The two have a minimalist, dark blues chemistry overflowing with earthy delta slide and dark pulsing electric guitar. No rhythm section only adds to the tracks' late-night jam session feel, seemingly leaving them locked in conversation with no one else to listen or judge. Highlights include the relatively upbeat “Cottonmouth Drag” and the soulful rave-up “Gira,” as well as the spooky “Latitudes.” --iTunes Editor's Note
"In Scrapyard the two guitarists create plots of notes that are a solitary journey on straight roads and dusty with the thoughts that wander up to dissolve, giving way to ecstatic contemplation. Minimal arpeggios and slightly distorted slide guitar open the imagination of the listener who is carried away by the taste for composition but also by the instinct of the two artists who alternate entirely instrumental to songs with others masterfully interpreted by the voice of Turchi." - Musicfeed Italy
Press for Adriano Viterbini's Solo Album "Goldfoil"
"Goldfoil is a proper tribute to all the passionate of the sixth string, an album to listen with the sun and colours straight on your face. An album that suffer and complain following the rythm of the picks, both acoustic and electric...These are moods and tastes which come staright from the desert, from the cotton fields and from the soft breeze of the Mississippi." -- Sentire Ascolatare (Italy)
"Entrusting to the lesson of Son Volt, the two Johnson (Robert & Blind Willie), Ry Cooder and John Faye, Viterbini with this album confirmed to be one of the most complete, personal and most wanted guitarist of the national scene." -
Press for TURCHI's "Can't Bury Your Past"
"This is why they call it the dirty south." - American Songwriter
"Beyond traditional genre constraints…reaching for a sound that is pushing the boundaries of Hill Country tradition." - The Oxford American
"TURCHI claims new ground for Southern rock and roll music." - Country Fried Rock
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